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Any Rogue Will Do

(Misfits of Mayfair #1)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  269 ratings  ·  149 reviews
He ruined her reputation―now he's the only one who can save it.

For exactly one season, Lady Charlotte Wentworth played the biddable female the ton expected―and all it got her was society's mockery and derision. Now she's determined to be in charge of her own future. So when an unwanted suitor tries to manipulate her into an engagement, she has a plan. He can't claim to be
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published October 13th 2020 by Forever
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Oct 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed this tangled tale. Feisty leading lady, brawny lord, malicious villain and a cast of other worthwhile secondary characters. A fun read!
Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)
Many thanks to Forever Publishing for the free copy in exchange for an honest review

Oh wow, for once, I am writing my review for a review copy BEFORE it came out. This is rather odd.
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So, what's this book about?

For exactly one season, Lady Charlotte Wentworth played the biddable female the ton expected―and all it got her was society's mockery and derision. Now she's determined to be in charge of her own future. So when an unwanted suitor tries to manipulate her into an engagement, she

There is nothing objectionable in what I read before stopping. I’m just bored. If you’re reached a certain point in the text and the only positive takeaway is, “I guess the sentences are constructed nicely,” then continuing is not fair to the book or yourself. Generally, feeling emotions while reading is important; I was completely ambivalent here. I didn’t want to finish/2-star since this is a reader-book mismatch. YMMV, so please read other reviews.

Disclaimer: I received a free e-ARC from
Gretchen  (About That Story)
I loved this so much, it was exciting to read and I never wanted to put it down! It was so entertaining and witty with the perfect mix of swoon-worthy and sexy mixed in! Ethan with his Scottish accent made me melt and Lottie was a force to be reckoned with. Any Rogue Will Do had a bit of everything I love in a story and I adored it all.

I loved Lottie and Ethan, learning their history and how he “ruined” her and all that she was going through in her life. Lottie was strong and determined and I lo
Oct 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!

Any Rogue Will Do was an amazing read featuring a fantastic fake dating romance with a touch of enemies to lovers.

During her first season, Lady Charlotte Wentworth was the perfect society girl which only led to the ton's mockery. Now, Charlotte plans to find a husband who is happy to live separate lives allowing Charlotte control over her own estate and fortune. But first, she needs to get rid of an unwanted suitor who is trying to force her into an engagement. Her plan? To enter into
Barbara Rogers
Sep 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-read, netgalley
Series: Misfits of Mayfair #1
Publication Date: 10/13/20
Number of Pages: 352

*** 4.5 Stars rounded up ***

This book is a GREAT start for debut author Bethany Bennett. Her writing is smooth, the story is well-plotted and well-delivered, and the characters (for the most part) are delightful and robust. I am so happy to have found Bethany Bennett and am looking forward to more books by her.

Seven-or-so years ago, Ethan Ridley was a Scottish sheep farmer. Then, the unthinkable happened to the twenty-one
Oct 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
As a fan of historical romance this was right up my alley and boy did I love it. It had the tropes we are all familiar with and love such as a tall, dark and broody male lead and a head strong female. I personally really enjoyed the characters and thought they were unique enough from their stereotypes to hold their own. I also love seeing the progression of their relationship from lovers to enemies to lovers.

Now lets talk about the romance. Ah it was perfect. Their chemistry flew off the pages
Oct 10, 2020 rated it liked it
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Even seven years later, Lord Amesbury, the one who had saved her, then callously ruined her, evoked a visceral response.

Lady Charlotte (Lottie) Wentworth left London after having her reputation smeared by the very man she thought was courting her. In the seven years since, she never got the opportunity to go back and repair the damage as her mother and brot
Oct 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Any Rogue Will Do
Misfits of Mayfair Series #1
Bethany Bennett
Release date 10/13/2020
Publisher Hachette Forever


In a "splendid Regency-set debut" for fans of bestselling authors Sarah MacLean, Lenora Bell, and Kerrigan Byrne, the rogue who once ruined Lady Charlotte's reputation is now the only one who can save her (Publishers Weekly, Starred Review).

For exactly one season, Lady Charlotte Wentworth played the biddable female the ton expected -- and a
Bethany Bennett's regency debut, "Any Rogue Will Do" is a great start to a new series! 

The hero, Ethan, was a Scottish sheep farmer who unexpectedly inherited a title and estate in his early 20's. As a new fish-out-of-water Lord in London, he carouses about and is generally irresponsible. He causes a season-ending scandal for debutante Lottie that neither have lived down, some 5 years later.

After her disappointing first season, Lottie returns to London 5 years later to find a marriage of conveni
Any Rogue Will Do was a delightful debut historical romance featuring a fake engagement and enemies that become friends and just perhaps something more.

Lady Charlotte Wentworth has been absent from Town for the past five years, initially due to the embarrassment she experienced due to some rather rash and cruel words from Lord Amesbury. Her absence is extended after the death of her brother and then her brother. While content to manage the estate of her father while he sank deeply into grief, h
Sheena ☆ Oh, the Sheenanigans!

Lady Charlotte ‘Lottie’ Wentworth is determined to be in charge of her own future, so when an unwanted suitor, James Montague, tries to manipulate her into an engagement, she has a plan. He can't claim to be her fiancé if she's engaged to someone else even if it means asking for help from the last man she would ever marry―Lord Amesbury, Ethan Ridley. Better off known as MacBrute, he regrets ruining Lady Charlotte's reputation years prior during a previous courtship, so he goes al
Tanja ~ T's Book ~ KT Book Reviews
YES, honey YES!! Give me a rogue who is helping a lady all the while in love with her. Throw in the element of days of old when subtle charms and innuendo just make you giggle with delight! It has been a minute since I've read a historical romance and I have loved every minute of it. The drama, the cunning, the deception, and the lust!

Where are my smelling salts for I have the vapers!


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Aug 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Review posted on Got Fiction? book blog

An overturned carriage accident lands Lottie in an inn waiting for help for her and her staff’s injuries. And there he is. She hasn’t seen him in years. Not since he branded her the Paper Doll Princess to the ton. Ethan ruined her with a few careless words. He never gave thought to her reputation until he realized how truly he’d ruined it. She was hurt and betrayed and now, seeing him in the dining room of the inn, she’s still just as mad.

But now she’s foun
Any Rogue Will Do by Bethany Bennett is an excellent Regency debut.

Lady Charlotte Wentworth’s reputation was ruined during her first season. She was expecting a proposal from the dashing Scottish Viscount Amesbury, but instead she was christened with a new moniker, “Paper Doll Princess,” and dragged through the scandal sheets. Seven years later her father tries to force her hand and marry her to the no-good son of one of his friends, so she returns to town on a mission to find a husband and gai
“Since this is my first proposal, I want you to do it right. Even if it is a sham.” She primly folded her hands in her lap and waited.
His expression softened. “Well, let no one ever say I can’t fake propose with conviction.” Amesbury eased off the sofa, then took a knee at her feet and held out his hand, palm up.

This was a very impressive debut novel from Bethany Bennett! The characters and relationships were fully formed and interesting, and enough side characters were introduced that they
Niki (mustreadalltheromance)
Lady Charlotte Wentworth spent her first and only season acting the perfect lady, as was expected of her, and it only ended in her ruination in society’s scandal sheets. Ever since, she’s been determined to make her own decisions. When her father and an especially determined suitor attempt to force her into an engagement, Lottie takes matters into her own hands. A fake fiancé is exactly what she needs, even if the man she has in mind is the one she’d always thought to hate.

Ethan Ridley, Viscount
Elley Murray
CW: (under the tag) (view spoiler)

It's hard to believe this beautifully written book is Bethany Bennett's debut, but there you go. I'm rather put out about that because after reading Any Rogue Will Do I want to devour her entire backlist but there ISN'T ONE YET. Rude. :)

This book is everything I wanted in a Regency romance. It starts with a woman scorned and I was fully expecting Ethan to have the typical Very Good Reason for the Misunde
Sep 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another historical romance I loved this year!
Any Rogue Will Do by Bethany Bennett is her debut novel and I'm so happy that I got the chance to read it early.
This book is about Lady Charlotte (Lottie) Wentworth and Lord Amesbury (Ethan).
Both met in the past. Ethan wasn't the best gentlemen and called Lottie the Paper Doll Princess. From now on she had a lot of trouble because of HIM. Then... years later both meet again and everything seems to turn around when Lottie needs Etha
Kelly Oakes
Aug 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.

Overall: 3.5 rounded to ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Plot/Storyline: 📖📖📖
Feels: 🦋🦋🦋
Romance: 💞💞💞
Emotional Depth: 💔💔💔
Sexual Tension: ⚡️⚡️⚡️
Sensuality: 🔥🔥🔥
Sex Scene Length: 🍑🍑🍑
Number of Sex Scenes: 🍆🍆🍆🍆

This book takes place in 1819. Lady Charlotte was entering the ton when Ethan utterly ruined her reputation 7 years ago. They meet again and it’s a clash of enemies until they find they need each other to navigate the perils of ton life.

Give this book a try if you are in the mood for
- Second chance – these two had an attr
Tracy Emro
An accident brings Lady Charlotte “Lottie” Wentworth and the man who humiliated her during her first (and only) London season seven years ago. As much as she despises Ethan Ridley, Viscount Amesbury, she has no choice but to accept his help. They form a fragile truce and she admits that he does seem like he has changed, but not enough to completely forgive him. They part ways and he wishes her well and hopes to see her in town – not likely!

Lottie is only going to town to find a husband – on her
Oct 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
When I was desperately in need of an escape, Any Rogue Will Do stepped up. Admittedly I feel it could have been a teensy bit shorter (it's listed as being 352 pages but felt much longer), though the fantastic cast of characters kept me turning the pages. The sequel is already in the works and come June 2021, you know where to find me!

For the full review and more, head over to The Pretty Good Gatsby!
Ruth’s Romances
Oct 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 “This woman, with her opinions and defense of the less fortunate masses, was breathtaking. And he—Ethan Ridley—had made her laugh. Pure. Magic. She’d bewitched him.”

What You’ll Find:
✔️Historical Romance
✔️Enemies to Lovers
✔️Second Chance
✔️Fake Engagement
✔️Dual Third Person POV

Lord Ethan Amesbury, ruined Lady Charlottes reputation years ago. When she’s finds herself in the clutches of an unwanted suitor forcing an engagement, she turns to the last man she’d ever marry to help her fake an
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Any Rogue Will Do by Bethany Bennett

‘“I don’t recall asking you to join me.”

A gentleman would not linger where he wasn’t welcome. He grinned and stayed put. Not that she should expect any less. Amesbury propped his elbows on the table. “You’re different. In a good way.”

“Does unbridled hatred put roses in my cheeks?”

He laughed instead of showing any signs of contrition under her withering look. “See? That’s what I’m talkin’ about. You’re feistier now, lass, an’ that’s the trut
Sophie Barnes
Aug 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
A riveting start to a new series by a debut author!

This story starts off with a bang when Lady Charlotte Wentworth rides hell for leather into Ethan, Lord Amesbury's, life. Her carriage has crashed and the coachman needs help. Ethan wastes no time in launching a rescue. What he does not realize, is that he has met Charlotte before, years earlier when he chased after her (or rather her dowry) before proceeding to ruin her reputation. She recognizes him first and is far from ready to forgive and
Jessica (the naptime writer)
Sep 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Bethany Bennett’s Any Rogue Will Do has so much catnip:

A fantastic opening scene where the heroine gets to live out many of our fantasies by lobbing insults at the man (the hero) who wronged her years earlier. Who’s the Paper Doll Princess now, hero?!!! It 👏🏻 is 👏🏻 so 👏🏻 good 👏🏻.

Unforgettable 🔥 scenes. I’ll just leave this here: balcony 🤭🥵.

A “managing” heroine with a strong IDGAF energy tempered by recognition that she has to play the game some to get what she wants.

A huge, brawny hero who was s
Aug 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: steamy-read-recs
Ethan Ridley, Viscount Amesbury, wasn’t meant to be a lord…he was just a Scottish sheep farmer on a low-hanging family branch. When he inherited, he was young, impetuous, and didn’t mind his tongue. Lady Charlotte Wentworth has been out of society for years due to a nasty comment from Ethan and running her father’s estate since the death of her mother. But now that her father is taking control back, he’s given her an ultimatum: find a suitable husband or marry his choice. Lottie sets off for Lon ...more
Norah Gibbons
Oct 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this book to read through NetGalley. All opinions are my own. Any Rogue Will Do by Bethany Bennett is the first book in what looks to be a delightful new series, Misfits of Mayfair. Several years ago, Lady Charlotte Wentworth had an unsuccessful season when Viscount Amesbury called her the Paper Doll Princess, and the name spread throughout the ton, making her a laughingstock. She had intended to return to the marriage mart, but first, her brother died, then her mother died, ...more
book bruin
Oct 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: forever
This was a great historical romance featuring so many of my favorite tropes. There was some fake engagement, enemies to friends to lovers, and even some second chance romance thrown in. The writing was really engaging and I loved the secondary characters, like Cal and Lady Agatha, just as much as Ethan and Lottie.

Lottie was a wonderfully strong and fierce heroine and I loved how steadfast and all in Ethan was. I really enjoyed watching the sparks fly between them as they began to see each other
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